NCAA Rankings 2017-18
197: A Moore-Abound Weight Class
This is where the explanation is supposed to go but honestly we have no idea. But for what it's worth, here is the best we can figure:
Kollin Moore stays at #1 despite the loss to Penn State's Anthony Cassar, as Moore's head-to-head victory over #2 Jared Haught and other wins still gives him the best resume out of all the top 197-pound contenders. He has, however, left himself with less margin for error going forward.
We have no idea what "the plan" is for Penn State at 197, but Cassar got the most recent start so he is ranked instead of Shakur Rasheed, at least this week. With wins over Moore and #9 Frank Mattiace, but also losses to Bucknell's unranked Garrett Hoffman and #15 Jacob Holschlag, we've got Cassar at #5, but your mileage may vary.
Elsewhere, Scottie Boykin falls from #9 to #12 after losing to unranked Randall Diabe of App State. Nathan Rotert lost to then-unranked Samuel Colbray of Iowa State but stays at #11 due to the strength of his season so far and other 197-pounders taking worse losses. Meanwhile Colbray debuts at #19 thanks to wins recent wins over Rotert and West Virginia's Jake Smith, among others, which in turn forces Princeton's Pat Brucki out of the top 20.
|1||SO||Kollin Moore||Ohio State||1|
|2||SR||Jared Haught||Virginia Tech||2|
|5||SO||Anthony Cassar||Penn State||NR|
|6||JR||Preston Weigel||OK State||5|
|7||SR||Michael Macchiavello||NC State||6|
|11||SR||Nathan Rotert||SD State||11|
|14||SR||Daniel Chaid||North Carolina||14|
|17||SR||Matt Williams||CSU Bakersfield||17|
|18||JR||Corey Griego||Oregon State||18|
|19||FR||Sammy Colbray||Iowa State||NR|
|20||SO||Jacob Seely||N. Colorado||19|